Posts in 'Open Carry'

Arkansas Governor Clarifies Legality of Open Carry

In 2013, Arkansas passed Act 746 into law. Act 746 made Arkansas a Constitutional Carry state, by changing the state definition of what illegal carry of a weapon was. In 2015, Governor Asa Hutchinson stated the law seemed clear to him.

Open Carry at the Gun Rights Policy Conference in Dallas

At the Gun Rights Policy Conference (GRPC) in Dallas, Texas, I noticed a significant amount of the open carry of sidearms. This would not have been legal as late as December of 2015.

Truck Open Carry Case offers Chance to Validate Wisconsin Constitution

In Wisconsin, a truck driver, Guy A. Smith, is contesting an arrest for carrying a concealed weapon. The handgun was on the floor of his truck, and was visible to an outside camera. Smith made no attempt to hide the firearm when the truck was inspected by a Wisconsin State Trooper.

Eighth Circuit: Open Carry not Reasonable Suspicion for a Police Stop

The Eighth Circuit, on 23 August, 2016 reversed the trial court decision, finding that police did not have reasonable suspicion to stop Duffie, because the open carry of handguns is legal under the law in Nebraska.

CT: Bill to Require Carry Permit Holders to “Show Their Papers” Defeated

Second Amendment supporters won another victory, this time in Connecticut. On Thursday, 6 April, 2017, HB6200 was defeated. The bill would have required individuals who open carry handguns to present permits to law enforcement on demand.

Florida Supreme Court Guts Right to Open Carry

In Norman v. Florida, the central issue was whether the Florida ban on the open carry of firearms violated the Second Amendment of the United States Constitution, or the weaker provision of the Florida State Constitution.

Thanks to a Republican LOSS, Open and Campus Carry Coming To Florida in 2017

Portilla, for two years has single handedly blocked campus and open carry from becoming the law of the Sunshine State even though the State Senate is overwhelmingly pro gun.

Charges Dropped Against Open Carry Activist in Texas

On 27 February, 2016, Brett Sanders was arrested while openly carrying a firearm in Texas. He had refused to show the officers of the Southlake, Texas, Police Department, any identification or a Texas carry permit. Brett Sanders is an open carry and liberty activist.

Ban on Open Carry Illegal for Union Station in Ogden, Utah

The management of Union Station decided to put up signs banning open carry on August 19th, just a few days before Sea Bears was to open their restaurant there. At the time, there was speculation that Union Station might not have the authority to ban open carry at the venue. It appeared to be a public space owned by the City. That was correct.

AZ: Woman Openly Carrying Glock Threatened by Armed Felon; She Kills Him

A woman openly carrying a Glock was threatened by an armed felon in the early morning hours of 1 August, 2016. “I dropped my soda, released my gun from my holster and cocked it. I shot him and ran in the opposite direction.”

Open Carry at the RNC, Exactly as Expected…No Problems

Open carry in Cleveland Ohio at the Republican National Convention has been hyped by those that want to disarm the population. A scam petition was created to open carry inside the convention floor.

Radical AG of Virginia undermines the 2nd Amendment for HALF the country

In only the latest display of gun control zealotry, gun hating Democrat Attorney General Mark Herring has unilaterally revoked the concealed carry reciprocity agreements Virginia had with 25 states.

Bank Calls Gun Owner Over Gun…TWICE!!!

So in honor of the new fiscal year I thought I would share a story of a gun owner and his recent dealings with his bank. That gun owner happens to be me and the bank in question is First Niagara.

Texas Open Carry Stumbles At The Finish Line; Allows Police To Abuse Authority

Texas open carry has become a reality as has campus carry.  Those are great things.  I always found it laughable that, before the police in Pennsylvania were properly trained, some cops would harass me and other open carriers and say things like: “This is Pennsylvania, not TEXAS.” Well, Texas has finally joined the other 45 states that allow Open Carry. It by no means smooth sailing as Bloomberg and his cabal of astroturf supporters tried their usual shtick of fearmongering and deceitful propaganda, but to no avail this time. HB910 went to Gov. Abbott’s desk for his signature and he signed it into law on June 13th, 2015. Open carry becomes legal for all permit holders in the Lone Star state come January 1st, 2016. Why the wait?  I don’t know.  And yes, a permit-less open carry law would have been preferable. But where the law really stumbled was with...

Feminist Speaker Cancels Speech Because University Wouldn’t Break The Law For Her

Canadian born, video game hating feminist, Anita Sarkeesian was scheduled to give a talk at Utah State University this week but has decided to cancel it.  While a speaker backing out of an engagement is not unheard of, the reasoning behind this case is of special interest. Sarkeesian’s feminist crusade aims at gender equality in video games.  No, seriously.  She views that, too often, women are portrayed in video games as helpless damsels, eye candy, or exploited detritus like strippers and prostitutes.   While that’s all well and good, and she may even have a point, there are a section of gamer boys who don’t take to kindly to her rabble rousing of their entertainment.  As such she allegedly gets threatened. That’s not surprising either, I get threatened by troglodyte gun control zealots from time to time. Which brings us to the State of Utah.  In the days leading...

Have Gun Will Discount, Restaurant Offers Discount For Gun Carrying Patrons

I have long ago decided that if I ever opened up a service industry based business that I would offer a discount to people who open carry (or concealed carriers who can prove it) when they patron my establishment. Apparently this idea is not limited only to my brain as the notion has begun to spread: The owner of a popular Louisiana restaurant began giving customers a 10% discount off the cost of their meals providing they can prove they’re carrying a firearm. Liberals are not amused. Bergeron’s Restaurant owner Kevin Cox is bucking the trend of such chains as Chili’s, Sonic, and Chipotle, which now are “gun-free zones,” by actually encouraging patrons to carry when frequenting his Port Allen eatery. Cox had already been offering the discount to police officers, and then thought, why not do the same for lawful gun owners. “I just need to see a weapon,” Cox told...

Missouri Legislature Overrides Veto, Gun Rights Expand In The Show Me State

The States within our republic are built so that one faction, one section or one man does not have the power to exude tyranny.  In Missouri, the expansion of gun rights was allowed to come to fruition because the checks and balances ingrained in the system stopped Democrat Gov. Jay Nixon from being a gun grabbing dictator. After two years of effort the legislature amassed the two-thirds majority necessary to override the vetoes and have allowed the peoples’ gun rights to expand which reflects the will of the PEOPLE…the will which Gov. Nixon so desperately wanted to grind under heel. Beginning next month Missourians with CCW permits will have the ability to openly carry their firearms throughout the state without having to worry about some small town or big city prohibition against it.  Full pre-emption of firearms laws now rest with the state and cannot be undermined by local jurisdictions,...

Has Ohio Been A Constitutional Carry State All Along?

As I was looking into my travels this Memorial Day weekend I took a minute to have a refresher course on what the gun laws are in the states that I will be travelling to.  I am planning on heading to Cincinnati Ohio to root on my Alma Mater’s, the University of Pittsburgh’s, Ultimate Frisbee Team En Sabah Nur. Yes…your champion of gun rights and all things 2nd Amendment himself was a big time Ultimate Frisbee player.  With ESN, a team on which I was a founding member, I was a 4-time National Qualifier after an injury left him unable to continue playing football at Pitt…but I digress :o) Anyways, while I know Open Carry is legal in the Buckeye state (fortunate for me since Ohio and Pennsylvania do not have CCW reciprocity) I wanted to delve into the motor vehicle aspect of firearm transportation.  From what I heard...